MWA Calendar

MWA chapter meetings are open to the public and are free to MWA members and first-time guests. Returning non-members will be asked to pay $5. Click here for more information about member benefits.

Future Meetings

Annapolis Chapter Meeting - Open Mic

December 19, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.marylandhall.org

MWA members read from published or unpublished, finished or in-progress work in front of a friendly group of supportive people. Five-minute limit. Sign up ahead of time or that night.

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MWA Board Meeting - January 7

January 07, 2019
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Howard County Savage Library
9525 Durness Lane
Laurel, MD 20723

MWA Board Meeting Monday, January 7, 2019. Howard County Library Savage Branch Albert Einstein Classroom 9525 Durness Lane Laurel, Maryland 20723

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Carroll County Chapter - How Do You Get a Book Published?

January 12, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

. The question looms: how do you get a book published? Getting a book published can be one of the most exciting things you will ever do. It can also be one of the most frustrating.

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Howard County Chapter January Meeting

January 17, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Self-Publishing: A Panel of Authors Shares the Mistakes They've Made and the Lessons They've Learned

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Carroll County Chapter - Get More Book Reviews, Sell More Books

February 09, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

if you haven’t already gotten at least 25 4- and 5- star reviews on Amazon, anyone who lands on your sales page is unlikely to take the next step and buy your book.

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Howard County Chapter: An Invitation to Write – Children’s Literature and Developing Young Writers

February 28, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Children’s Author Faye McCray discusses her approach to storytelling for young children, along with ways to encourage children to build their own stories.

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Carroll County Chapter - "I Finished My Novel: Now What?"

March 09, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Learn about what a professional editor can—and can’t do for you before you seek an agent or publisher, or begin the self-publishing journey.

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Howard County Chapter: Writing for Comics and other Graphic Genres

March 28, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Description: Al Gross, award-winning writer for comic books, syndicated comic strips, and television, shares how he became a writer, along with the peculiarities of writing for graphic genres.

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MWA Conference 2019: From Brain to Bookshelf

March 29, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

BWI Aiport Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
https://tinyurl.com/y7c3d2dp

MWA Annual Conference 2019

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Carroll County Chapter - “Words on a Page”

April 13, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

. . . what you can and cannot get away with as a writer.

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Howard County Chapter: The Science Fiction Market Today: Building your Brand and Audience

April 18, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Description: Beth Martin, self-published author of five science fiction novels, discusses the market for Science Fiction / Fantasy today, what consumers of the genre are looking for, and how to leverage SciFi/ComiCon/Fantasy conventions to build you

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